"I am about to send for many fishermen"-- the LORD's declaration-- "and they will fish for them. Then I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them down on every mountain and hill and out of the clefts of the rocks,
If grape harvesters came to you, wouldn't they leave some gleanings? Were thieves to come in the night, they would destroy only what they wanted.
These are the people Nebuchadnezzar deported: in the seventh year, 3,023 Jews;
in his eighteenth year, 832 people from Jerusalem;
in Nebuchadnezzar's twenty-third year, Nebuzaradan, the commander of the guards, deported 745 Jews. All together 4,600 people [were deported].
If thieves came to you, if marauders by night-- how ravaged you will be!-- wouldn't they steal only what they wanted? If grape pickers came to you, wouldn't they leave some grapes?
How Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures searched out!
Yet another angel, who had authority over fire, came from the altar, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Use your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from earth's vineyard, because its grapes have ripened."